Serving & Decorating Puff Pastry

A lattice pattern can be created by topping the Puff Pastry with a metal cooling rack, then turning it at a right angle halfway through the baking.

You can use a fluted ravioli cutter or cookie cutters to create decorative edges or shapes. To create circles, use a plate, bowl or water glass and trace with a knife.

You can use scraps to make cookies by sprinkling sugar and cinnamon on top before baking; or make cheese straws by doing the same with grated Parmesan and chopped fresh herbs.

Puff Pastry scraps can be twisted into shapes and cut with cookie cutters to make pastry decorations, but don’t re-roll together with your dough, as it will not rise properly.

To add special texture and flavor, sprinkle chopped nuts, seeds, ground spices or grated cheese on top.

When serving Puff Pastry, cut with a serrated knife for the most even, attractive presentation.